Explains how Joseph Smith supplanted the simple gospel of The Sacred Book of Mormon with his and Sidney Rigdon’s newly developed system of Old Testament priesthoods, high priests, and temple worship, leaving behind the sole authority of the name of Jesus Christ.
The author traces their preoccupation with rulership rather than servanthood to Book of Mormon prophet Nephi, who engaged in polygamy and created a kingly class that led to problems for the duration of Book of Mormon history (1000 years)—postulating that the same spirit that possessed Nephi to engage in those practices infiltrated the heart and mind of Joseph Smith and Mormon Church leadership.
That same spirit has brought the Mormon Church into complete apostasy with its corrupt doctrines and practices, and they are no longer worthy of The Sacred Book of Mormon or the Bible. The author identifies Nephi’s older brother Sam as the scribe who whitewashed the sins of Nephi and his parents and altered the Psalm of Nephi from what it was supposed to be about.
The author backs up his position with much support, including a tabulation of the words of Nephi, which shows he wrote nothing spiritual for decades after arriving in the New World but fell into sin, was cursed with a darkened mind, and forfeited many blessings just as Joseph Smith did.
Nephi is a mirror for Mormons who Joseph Smith was, what happened to him, and what they should now do to get out from the Church-wide “Curse of Condemnation”:
54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have TREATED LIGHTLY THE THINGS YOU HAVE RECEIVED—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have BROUGHT THE WHOLE CHURCH UNDER CONDEMNATION.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, NOT ONLY TO SAY, BUT TO DO according to that which I have written—(D&C 84)